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2011 VOF Week 1

All kinds of traditional media in Sudan are subject to censorship by the government and therefore it is not possible to obtain true information or to inform people the truth through it , Web 2.0 works as a neutral source (is likely the truth and falsehood certainly), but not under control, for example the Sudanese journalist Lubna Ahmed Hussein, was tried on charges of wearing trousers, an activist established a cause on face book about and put all the information their; in a very short time thousands of supporters joined the cause to change the law and stop the trial structures.

On the other hand Web 2.0 provides the possibility of monitoring and documenting human rights violations and let the world know and have the possibility of taking a positive attitude against the violations.

Compared to the ability of Web 2.0 to contribute in changing the authoritarian regimes that lasted for decades, Web 2.0 can play a very important role to the global women’s empowerment movement, beginning with defining it the world out and gain international solidarity and support, highlighting the contributions of scientific, literary and practical for women from different countries and in different areas; that a thing can be not insignificant in countries that do not give the women all their rights and treat them as second citizen. Also, the networking between women’s movements throughout the world allows the exchange of experiences and benefit from, as happened in Sudan when a campaign was organized to change the rape law after being identification of the experience of Pakistan that have succeeded through the network known as women living under the Muslim world.

For me it allows a free space to express my opinions in free environment, as I can work as a citizen journalist, as well as I can do the networking and advocacy of various human rights issues in Sudan. Also by giving me the opportunity to receive electronic training material and trainings that are not expensive and by specialized institutes.

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Iffat Gill's picture

Greetings from a Listener!

Dear Huda,

You can express yourself really well through writing and I liked the example you shared about Ms Lubna A. Hussein who took the initiative to challenge a discriminatory law and managed to get supporters throughout the world via the Internet and social media tools. I did miss reading more about your on personal experience/account in how it facilitated your advocacy work in Sudan. I would also recommend that you think of interesting title for your post/assignment so that other sisters know get an idea of what you are going to talk about in your piece.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to read more of your work!

Best wishes.

Iffat Gill

Dear Huda,

Thank you for bringing to the forefront the priceless gift of freedom to voice our diverse opinions, political views and thoughts without censorship or endangering our lives for speaking our truths. This freedom is not to be taken for granted. I believe you have the heart, intelligence and commitment to give voice to other Sudanese women via online media networks and empower them to mobilize against human rights and social justice abuse.

I look forward to hearing your story and journey in life, as you are a wonderful source of inspiration for young girls and women in your community as well as across the world. Keep up the great work!

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

huda's picture

Dear Iffat, I do really

Dear Iffat,

I do really appreciate your opinion and encouraging ideas and looking forward to learn more from you.

I am new here in this great society and I should learn more about the different tools in this site to share our issues and experiences in Sudan.

We always say: Share to Change!

All the best
Huda

huda's picture

Dear Linda, It is really

Dear Linda,

It is really great to be her to continue in my commitment to Sudanese women's issues and to my goal in trying to advocate to a better life in Sudan and a guaranteed dignity.

I am wiling to share what is happening to let all the world know and looking to know more about you and your journey, the struggle continues.

Best Wishes
Huda

mrbeckbeck's picture

Wonderful work!

Hi Huda,

I want to let you know that I think this is a great piece! You clearly express your ideas of how Web 2.0 can bring the women's empowerment movement some exciting opportunities, and how you personally can benefit from these opportunities.

I especially like the part where you focus on a specific example: "Also, the networking between women’s movements throughout the world allows the exchange of experiences and benefit from, as happened in Sudan when a campaign was organized to change the rape law after being identification of the experience of Pakistan that have succeeded through the network known as women living under the Muslim world."

Great work! I look forward to hearing more from you soon.
Thank you,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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